They're hatching!!! Live Video and time-lapse of 1st hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmorriso, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. jmorriso

    jmorriso Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 2 hatch early this morning. One of them the kids got to watch before getting ready for school, which was fun! I've got a webcam up so I can keep an eye on them from work:

    live hatching camera

    I had my camera set up last night to take a picture every 45 seconds. I took those pictures and made a time-lapse. Its not as good as I hoped, but its still pretty cool.

    Egg Hatching Time-Lapse
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  2. Melinda35

    Melinda35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome that you can monitor from work. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be checking back.
     
  3. jmorriso

    jmorriso Out Of The Brooder

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    I added a link to a time-lapse of my first hatch.
     
  4. adyhart1

    adyhart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats very cool i would have never thought to do that with the web cam!
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    OMG I know what TV channel I'm watching today! Hatch cam!
     
  6. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    Wow very cool! I wish I had a cam set up on mine.
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Ooooh is that a pip I see on the lower middle egg?
     
  8. jmorriso

    jmorriso Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, it is. It was there this morning, but it wasn't big enough to see on the camera. Hopefully, its starting to zip and that is why its showing up now!
     
  9. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice work!

    i have babies due on he 5th of Feb [​IMG] and would love to do this.

    What program did you use? If you don't mind me asking.
     
  10. jmorriso

    jmorriso Out Of The Brooder

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    for the live video I used ustream which is a web-based stream so no program needed. For the time-lapse I used the logitech software and auto-click. I set up auto-click to take a picture and save it on the logitech software every 45 seconds. I think if I had to do it again I'd go down to 30 seconds. Then I took the 600 or so pics and picked about 150 of them that had the hatch in it and used windows movie maker to make the movie using these instructions: http://www.tucows.com/article/2058

    Looks
    like the 3rd one hatched while I was at lunch. It zipped and hatched in less than an hour! I was hoping to get on and press the record button when it was starting to go, but I missed it. Maybe I'll get the next one.
     

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